Your Dining Partner Won’t Eat Salmon

July 30, 2009 by

You like salmon.  Ok, let's be honest here.  You LOVE salmon.

You would eat salmon every week if you could.

But the person you share your meals with LOATHES it.

Or at least they think they do.

They think that fishy, odd textured, orange fish serves no purpose in a meal.

Well let me tell you something ...

I agree with them.

And if you've been to this website before, or know me personally, you know I can't stand the stuff.  But yet I'm able to put it into my menu almost weekly, because my husband adores it. (Not to mention it's good for his cholesterol!)

How do I survive eating it once a week?  I have uncovered recipes that make it more than tolerable ... they actually make it enjoyable.

Skeptical?  You're not alone!

It's funny how the requests and emails come in waves.  But this week I have had more emails from people telling me they were going to get their dining partner to try one of my "salmon recipes for people who hate salmon."

So today I thought I'd pull out an oldie but goodie ... my go to salmon recipe.  The recipe that will take down any salmon hater from coast to coast.

My ever-popular, Maple Glazed Salmon.

Don't worry, it's easy to make.  So even if they put up a fight and refuse in the end, that's ok.  It's not like you spent all night slaving over something they were never going to eat anyways.

And since I've covered this recipe before, I went ahead in and threw in a tangy green bean recipe that pairs perfectly with the sweet flavors of this salmon.  Think green beans are boring?  Not anymore my friend!

So the next time you want to convince your dining partner to "try" salmon again, tell them to leave their gag noises at home.  You have the perfect recipe for a salmon dinner that will have them asking you to put this in the regular rotation.

Until our next meal,

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Maple Glazed Salmon

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Spicy Sesame Green Beans


Spicy Sesame Green Beans

Spicy Sesame Green Beans

  • 1 1/2 Lbs Green Beans
  • 1 Tbs Sesame Seed
  • 2 Tbs Rice Vinegar or White Wine Vinegar
  • 2 Tbs Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tsp Sugar
  • 1 Tsp Crushed Red Pepper


  1. Cut off ends of beans and discard.
  2. Add 1 inch of water to a saucepan. Heat to boiling over high heat. Add the beans. Boil uncovered 5 minutes. Cover and boil about 5 minutes longer or until beans are crisp-tender when pierced with a fork. While the beans are cooking, continue with the recipe. (You can also skip this step and just steam them in the microwave!)
  3. Cook the sesame seed in the ungreased heavy skillet over medium heat about 2 minutes, stirring frequently until browning begins, and then stirring constantly until golden brown.
  4. Remove the skillet from the heat.
  5. Stir in the vinegar, soy sauce, sugar and red pepper.
  6. Cook 1 to 2 minutes longer or until mixture is hot.
  7. Drain the beans in a strainer, and then place them in a large bowl.
  8. Pour the sesame mixture over beans, and gently toss with a fork until the beans are evenly coated.